A earthquake magnitude 6.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 94 kilometers (58 miles) from Panguna in Papua New Guinea. The 6.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 02:19:12 / 2:19 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 08/02/16 / 2016-02-08 16:19:12 / February 8, 2016 @ 4:19 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, 154.6928° East, -6.6355° South, depth 30.6 km. A tsunami warning has been issued near Panguna in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 30.6 km (19 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us20004yr0. Ids that are associated to the event: pt16039050, at00o28lc5, us20004yr0.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 104 km (65 miles) from Arawa (c. 40 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Arawa (min 5000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 135 earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days one hundred and ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas.
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